Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 1st February

by | Feb 1, 2023

Your daily update for Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway Ports, with the latest news on road and weather conditions, port turnaround times and vessel arrivals.

Felixstowe Port

Road – Heavy traffic on A137 Wherstead road northbound before A14. Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock interchange). Queueing traffic on A11 northbound at A1101 / A1065 (Fiveways). Usual slow traffic on Trumpington road and Hauxton road northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. No fuel available at the lorry pumps on A14 westbound at Kettering Services. Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual congestion on A120 Coggeshall road eastbound before A12 J25. Reports of heavy traffic due to accident on A120 Coggeshall road westbound before The Street. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 northbound at A12 Chelmsford bypass.   

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Apolline (Working), Munkebo Maersk (Working), Vuoksi Maersk (Working), OOCL United Kingdom (Working), OOCL Kobe (Working), MSC Lauren (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), Tongala (Inbound), Ever Aria (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess road around A33 The Avenue. Usual congestion on Eastern road northbound at A27 roundabout. Delays on A32 Fareham road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester bypass eastbound from Fishbourne roundabout to Portfield roundabout. 

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – HMM Daon (Working), Toronto Express (Complete), Halley (Inbound), One Tribute (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Lucie Schulte (Inbound), Cosco Pride (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet turn-off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth interchange) to J3 M20 (Swanley interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Very slow traffic on A3 northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Delays on A405 North Orbital road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford road (Shell roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge road southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from a couple of miles before J27 M11 to J25 A10 (Enfield).  

Port – Earliest VBS Booking at the port is 14:00 hours this afternoon. Port operations are very slow today, please expect delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Seaspan Kobe (Complete), Estelle Maersk (Working), CMA CGM Fort de France (Working), X-Press Agility (Inbound), MSC Catherine VI (Cancelled), Njord (Inbound), Cap San Artemissio (Inbound), Colorado Express (Cancelled), CMA CGM Abu Dhabi (Cancelled), Alexander B (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), NYK Vesta (Inbound), Marius (Inbound), MSC Tamishka F (Inbound), MSC Desiree (Cancelled), Mehun (Inbound), MSC Asya (Inbound), Peyton Lynn C (Inbound).   

Weather – No issues to report.

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